Writing an essay in mla format
The first word in every paragraph should be indented one half inch. Guidelines of MLA Style. Set your default font as Times New Roman, 12 point. Set the margins of your paper to one inch on each side. Only use one space after periods. Indent the first lines of each of your paragraphs one half-inch from the edge of the left margin. Double-space throughout your essay. Use 12 point size.